"To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with." Mark Twain
A Wedding Planner or at the very least a Wedding Day Coordinator is NOT a LUXURY .. it is a NECESSITY!
To help you create the type of wedding you want. With a Planner's knowledge, together you will be able to pick your venue, vendors, color scheme, theme music, etc.
To help you create a budget sheet and keep track of where your money is being spent and how much is owed.
To help keep you on your budget and not go over .. unless your choose to!!
To suggest vendors that fit your budget and ideas.
To make a master wedding planning calendar so that you know what you've done so far and what still needs to be done.
In most cases, Planners can save you money because of their knowledge of the industry and their ability to negotiate.
To take care of emergencies that arise.
To create a wedidng day timeline.
To free up your time so that you and your fiance' can enjoy your engagement and your wedding.
Couples need wedding planners because romance requires planning, imagination and energy. Even true romantics can lose their edge in the daily grind of the planning. The stress most couples encounter while planning their wedding almost destroys the romantic mood and becomes mechanical. Don't let this happen to you!
DO YOU NEED A WEDDING PLANNER? (Take this simple quiz to determine if you should hire one)
This is not a dress rehearsal .. there's no second chance to plan it again.
"Marriage is like a golden ring in a chain, whose beginning is a glance and whose ending is eternity." Kahlil Gibran
Do you have unlimited time to work on the wedding of your dreams?
Do you have personal knowledge of the reputations of the service providers (vendors) you are choosing?
Do you know what to look for in the contract between yourself and a service provider (vendor)?
Do you know the resources avalable to you to help you with your plans?
Do you know what to do if you ordered the wedding dress or maids dresses and there is a problem?
Do you know all the proper etiquette involved in a wedding?
Do you know how to plan a wedding budget?
If you answered "no" to at least 4 of these questions you will make your life easier by hiring a wedding planner.
CAN I AFFORD A WEDDING PLANNER?
"When you love someone all your saved-up wishes start coming out." Elizabeth Bowen
You may be concerned that you cannot afford one these professionals. The good news is that experienced wedding planners are able to work with virtually any budget. Typically, wedding planners are hired to handle all the details of your wedding, but some can be contracted to specialize in particular aspects of your wedidng planning. Whether it be for the wedding day, reception, ceremony, or even just to map out the detials and book your vendors, wedding planners can cater to any wish you have. If you do hire a wedidng planner to do the whole kit and kaboodle, most charge 10-15 percent of your wedding budget.
Your Day Your Way! charges a flat fee for wedding planning based on the location and size of your wedding. We find that by charging a flat fee, it takes the fuzziness out of the percentage cost and puts the bride's mind at ease upfront. There are no hidden charges unless a service is added that was not originally contracted for.
WHEN SHOULD I HIRE A WEDDING PLANNER?
"The best way to show our love is to give a piece of ourselves to others." Anonymous
It typically takes 12-18 months to plan a wedding and some of the best venues book two years in advance!
You should hire a wedding planner immediately after you get engaged.
A Wedding Planner should be the first vendor you hire.
This is the most important day of your life. Don't risk it to chance. Let a professional help you with all or part of your day. Your Day Your Way! is here to relieve the stress, anxiety and confusion that wedding planning creates for you.
Your Day Your Way is your complete one stop shop for Wedding Planners, Consultants, Coordinators,Wedding Officiants, Planning Guides, Favors, and Wedding Checklists, Wedding Etiquette, Bridal Accessories and Rentals
Your Day Your Way! 158 Jumpers Circle Nottingham, MD 21236